Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Savannah sightseeing day 2

Red Gate Farms Campground
Savannah, GA

George & I didn't get enough of Savannah yesterday,
so this morning the shuttle picked us up again.
The weather wasn't going to cooperate,
but we figured we might as well make a day of it anyway!

We jumped on the trolley at 9 am just in time for it to start pouring.
Figuring we'd ride the trolley until the rain stopped,
we'd probably know the history of Savannah and Georgia
better than the tour guides :-)

The trolley was full of lol's (little old ladies) that were 
ooohing and ahhhing over Savannah's architecture.
They especially loved it when they saw something from
the book 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil'.

The rain decided to let up around the area we wanted to explore.
We got off at stop #8 to see the Cathedral of St. John.

It is a gorgeous structure, first built in 1835.
We went inside to see the beautiful architecture
and stained glass windows.

You can read all about the history here.

We continued on to the river area again.
The rain subsided (for a bit!), so we walked around poking in shops again.

We saw these two tugs following a huge ship on the Savannah river.

This one was huge!

There are some paddlewheel boats as well that give tours.

I lost George for a second, but found him..
eyeing up some chocolate!

Savannah Candy Kitchen, oh boy!
We didn't buy any chocolate because we knew it would melt :-)
We did pick up some salt water taffy and fireballs..

One of the stops on the trolley took us near a place called The Pirates House.
We read that they had a great lunch buffet, so we decided to check it out.
The food was ok..
but after we ate, we got a tour of the house,
by a pirate :-)

Tomorrow is looking like a little outdoor fun with our friends.
Time to explore Fort Pulaski and Tybee Island!


  1. Glad the rain stopped for you. Your pictures inside the cathedral are great, not too dark, not too washed out. I can never get the light to turn out right inside any church it seems. Well done!

  2. That big ship looks to be the same one that Kathy and I saw come up the river and then dock the first week of April last year. Enjoy Savanna's rich history and stay away from the Duellers Park.
    Be Safe.

    It's about time..

  3. lol=little old ladies? it!

    If you like beautiful churches and cathedrals, you should go to Italy some day. It was a WOW moment for me...several times :)

  4. I don't want you and George knowing more about Ga. than I do. Enjoy your time there.

  5. The way you're sightseeing, you'll be totally worn our by the time you get to the COE. Good thing you'll be able to rest up once you get there! :c)

    That pirate looks like a close relative of George's. Is there something we need to know about George's past??? ;c)

  6. lol... little old ladies... LOL!
    We really enjoyed Savannah, and will probably go back again someday.
    See you soon!